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Pit stop: London

Pit stop: London

Fashion

I’m finally back in one of my fave cities in the world which is also in the top five category of places I might want to move to in a not so very distant future. But then again, London is always cheap to fly to wherever you are in Europe and to be honest, there are prettier places to live in. London is by no means ugly and it does have some sweet spots that are really beautiful, but without creating any rivalry between nationalities here, let’s face it… Just look at Paris and you’ll know what I mean.

What London has however is a vibrant atmosphere which is unique. Even compared to NYC, LA, SF (which are also on my list of places where to live). There’s a unique mix of creative people in London which makes it such a great place to, if not live in, visit OFTEN. That’s why I’m actually in London for a quick pit stop just to catch up with some clothing brands, meet up friends, try to make time to go to Tate Modern (always a must see), even trying to squeeze in a musical and of course, some photo shoots. The pictures below are from my last visit in September and it’s sad to see how much paler I’ve gotten as it’s only been two months… Oh well, London is already preparing for Christmas and I’m going to enjoy the pre-holiday spirit going on in the city while I’m looking forward to an actual short VACATION (yes, you heard it, vacation!) in Prague where I’ll go to with my mom the week before Christmas. Before that I’ll visit Stockholm (which is ALSO on my list) like 3 times though as well as travel around Sweden to experience different kinds of activities to keep that fall and winter depression away. You’ll get to read all about those wonderful experiences shortly. I mean, a lot of my friends in LA and even a bit further down in Europe wonder how we cope with the long dark winter in Sweden. The answer is: we don’t. But there are things that lighten up your mood and that’s what’s coming up on the blog. Right now I’m busy doing London though, so I’ll catch up with you next week! Have a great weekend!

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Shirt: H&M
Jeans: River Island
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neakers:H&M

Photographer: Jim Nilsson

83 Comments

  1. Josie
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 01:58 PM
    Reply

    I love these pictures! London is a place I am dying to visit! I’ve heard the weather is not so great but there’s so much to see: the architectures, the people, the food!

    You have quite a busy life dear! Enjoy this time and the upcoming vaca with you mom! Have a great weekend!

    Bisous, Josie
    http://www.petiteandbold.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:02 PM

      Well, London has a reputation of always having rain pouring down the sky, which was true for one out of the three days I was there, but I’ve experienced hot summer days in London too, so it’s a bit of an unfair reputation it has regarding that 🙂

      And thanks darling!
      Bisous,
      Thomas

  2. Christine Kong
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 02:51 PM
    Reply

    I love the cute streets of London and the cars and all the fabulous doors! And yes, Tate Modern is one of my fav museums. But I also have to agree that Paris will always be one of my favs! So amazing that you have all these travels planned ahead!! I wish I could go too but the next best thing is seeing the photos and hearing about them from you! Love this plaid shirt and of course the cute telephone booths! Xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:05 PM

      Aww sweetie, I’ll try to update you as much as I can, if not here, you can always check out my instastories. 🙂 And one day we’ll travel together. Just you wait! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  3. Samantha Mariko
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 03:45 PM
    Reply

    London looks like a fun and amazing place. love the fashion there!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:07 PM

      It’s very buzzing when it comes to fashion, but it can also be the total opposite and quite horrendous when it comes to fashion at times, haha.

  4. Lily
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 04:43 PM
    Reply

    Ahhh I’ve always been dying to go to London. I agree that Paris is the absolutely the best though, DYING to go there! Right now my fave is SF and Seattle. 🙂 Loving the plaid by the way!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:07 PM

      I on the other hand have been to SF and love it, but haven’t been to Seattle and am dying to go there! 🙂

  5. gracie
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 05:48 PM
    Reply

    You made London look colorful in these photos 🙂 Sounds like you have a lot of fun travel ahead of before the holidays. Can’t wait to keep up with your adventures !
    xx, gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:08 PM

      Aww, I’m glad you’re with me on my adventures! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  6. Jo
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 06:01 PM
    Reply

    I feel like I am learning more about the world through your eyes/experience every time when I read your blog. You are a fantastic writer who writes about many interesting things which I can relate to. How exiting about those travel plans ahead? Hopefully you will make it to US one day soon as I would love to meet you in person.

    Have fun in London and can’t wait to see more pictures/stories you will experience while there.

    With love,
    Jo
    http://www.glamfashionbook.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:09 PM

      I will make it to US sooner than you think babe as I’m all determined of coming part of your extended family, hahaha.
      Lots of love,
      Thomas

  7. Stephanie
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 06:27 PM
    Reply

    You get to visit the most incredible places, I’m so jealous! Can I just hide inside your suitcase so I can explore all those spots myself?? Can’t wait to see more from your travels!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:09 PM

      Sure, I’ve always got a spare suitcase just for you 🙂

  8. Kusum
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 06:33 PM
    Reply

    London is one of my favorite places too but hey not as amazing as New York City, haha! You seem to have quite a vacation coming up, have a fantastic time and I look forward to following along your vacay. And you are from Sweden? Would love to visit that country one day 🙂
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:11 PM

      I totally agree with you! 🙂 Not much beats NYC! And yeah, I’m from Sweden, but used to live Upstate NY when I was a teen, so I know what you’re talking about.
      You’re welcome to visit any time as I’d enjoy showing you around! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  9. Mariann Yip
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 07:32 PM
    Reply

    I love London! Glad you’re having fun 🙂

    http://WWW.MARIANNYC.COM

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:11 PM

      Yay, me too! 🙂

  10. michenn
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 08:26 PM
    Reply

    I have a friend that just visited London and is now obsessed and wants to move there. Haha, it’s one of the places I really want to visit, mostly for super cliche’d reasons like fish n chips and the iconic red booth.

    michenn

    michenn Chanel Slingbacks Review

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:12 PM

      Haha, well, sometimes the clichés are actually the best parts so let’s not disgrace them! 🙂

  11. Jen
    Friday November 11th, 2016 at 10:01 PM
    Reply

    I need to go to London now!! And Paris!!! I haven’t explored a lot of Europe yet, but I hope to do that someday. I love the shot by the phone booths. So necessary when in London!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:12 PM

      Well, come explore it with me sweetie! 🙂

  12. Jenn Hanft
    Saturday November 12th, 2016 at 12:28 AM
    Reply

    Omg you’re glowing in these pics! You’ll be able to get some color back soon enough when the weather starts warming up in a few months. I miss London so much!! It’s definitely on my list to travel back to! I’m so jealous that you’re traveling soon! Prague, Stockholm, and Sweden are also on my long list of places to venture to! It’s awesome that you’re taking a trip with your mom before the holidays! I really want to take my mom traveling to another country sometime soon 🙂 can’t wait to read about your upcoming trips!

    XO Jenn
    http://www.jennsemble.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:13 PM

      Thank you sweetie! I’ll get that glow back soon (if not in any other way, artificially, haha).
      You’re welcome to visit anytime and I’d be happy to show you around!
      xoxo
      Thomas

  13. Hadasah Love (Style to Love)
    Saturday November 12th, 2016 at 12:47 AM
    Reply

    Beautiful
    XO,
    Hadasah Love | http://www.styletolove.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:13 PM

      Thanks Hadash! 🙂

  14. Jo
    Saturday November 12th, 2016 at 02:46 AM
    Reply

    Have a great time, Thomas! I have such a soft spot for London in my heart! I used to live there for a few years and I still miss it loads. Looking forward to your posts on Instagram so I can live vicariously through you hahah!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:14 PM

      Oh that’s cool! Why did you live there? 🙂 And there weren’t much pics taken, but if you follow my instastories you got a glimpse of what I was up to! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  15. Gina Diaz
    Saturday November 12th, 2016 at 04:30 AM
    Reply

    You look amazing Thomas! I want to go there one day :)))) great styling as always.

    Xx, Gina

    http://www.artsyrunway.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:14 PM

      Thank you sweetie! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  16. Sharon Wu
    Saturday November 12th, 2016 at 05:45 AM
    Reply

    Glad you’re having a blast in London so far, Thomas! I’ve been following along on IG stories and your hotel looks so nice too! Can’t wait to see more stories from you 😉 Lovely photos too my dear. Have a wonderful weekend! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/free-people-lace-peasant-top/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      Haha, you’re my fave stalker EVER! I’ll try to keep these stories up a lot more than I’ve done so far. Just gotta find time for them too…
      Loves ya!
      Thomas

  17. Bernice
    Saturday November 12th, 2016 at 12:42 PM
    Reply

    I loved when I went to London when I was thirteen but that’s so long ago! Your mentions and photos make me want to go back! It’s very nice that you’ll be with your mum for Christmas 🙂 what are you getting her?

    http://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2016/11/12/Exploring-the-Domain-with-Delphine

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:16 PM

      Haha, BERNICE!!! I can’t tell you here now can I as she’s an avid reader of this blog too! 😉 But something nice for sure. 🙂

  18. Jenelle
    Saturday November 12th, 2016 at 12:50 PM
    Reply

    So many travels! I LOVE Prague! But I also love London. It is just so charming. I mean, there is so much to see and do.
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:16 PM

      And more’s to come 🙂 Stay tuned sweetie! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  19. Jessie
    Saturday November 12th, 2016 at 12:51 PM
    Reply

    I’ve been to so many countries around the world and i still can’t believe that i haven’t been to London yet. Book my first visit to London ever next Easter holiday! Will definitely hit you up for some recommendations.

    Xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/48-hours-in-bosnia/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:17 PM

      Oooh, and also hit me up as I might be in London during Easter!! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  20. Andreea Birsan
    Saturday November 12th, 2016 at 07:27 PM
    Reply

    Indeed, London has such a cool vibe. It’s my third time visiting it and I never get bored of it. Today the weather been really bad, hoping it will be better tomorrow since I am leaving on Monday. Wishing you a lovely stay in London.

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:18 PM

      Whaaat? Were we there simultaneously? Next time we’ll meet up ok? 🙂 And yeah, I agree, Saturday the weather was horrible 🙁 But hey, that’s London…

  21. Miki
    Sunday November 13th, 2016 at 12:11 AM
    Reply

    Great outfit. I love London. My cousin moved there since her common law is from London. I’ve visited only for a few days and thought it was beautiful. Food is a tad on the pricy side but I love how pretty it is there! Flying within Europe is so affordable. I envy that about where you live! Enjoy your trip!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:20 PM

      London is a bit on the pricy side in general, but so worth it. But there are so many other places in the world I need to visit too 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  22. Candace Hampton
    Sunday November 13th, 2016 at 04:59 AM
    Reply

    Visiting somewhere in Europe for the holidays has always been a dream of mine that I hope to do one day. You definitely have me intrigued on visiting Paris and London now. Can’t wait to go in the future!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:20 PM

      Aww, I’m sure you will some day! Make them dreams come true sweetie! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  23. Atsuna Matsui
    Sunday November 13th, 2016 at 05:47 AM
    Reply

    I’m actually hoping to visit London some day and just reside there for 3 months or do with my boyfriend to explore the city and have an Euro-trip. Have safe travels and enjoy your time there! I’ll definitely be checking out IG stories to see what London is like.

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:31 PM

      That’s a great idea! I’d love to go to lots of places and stay for several months! 🙂
      And hope you caught a glimpse of some of the IG stories!
      xoxo
      Thomas

  24. Mandy Arisa
    Sunday November 13th, 2016 at 06:17 AM
    Reply

    I am officially so jealous that you’re having so much fun in London! I hope you enjoy your time there and explore the city for me since I can’t be there! Can’t wait to see all the pictures !

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      Aww, don’t be! Haha. But I did have a great time though. 🙂

  25. Marcy
    Sunday November 13th, 2016 at 03:13 PM
    Reply

    Great post! I have London on my top if my list to visit! I actually have a layover there this Thursday but have no time to go Out ? maybe in another time.

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      Oh, that’s a bummer. Where are you heading? 🙂

  26. Michelle
    Sunday November 13th, 2016 at 04:38 PM
    Reply

    Have fun in London! Love these vibrant pics!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      Thanks sweetie! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  27. Karina
    Sunday November 13th, 2016 at 08:58 PM
    Reply

    Love your photos and that Shirt looks Great on you:)
    Love
    Kiss Open Kloset By Karina

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:33 PM

      Thank you so much sweetie and lotsa love right back at you! 🙂

  28. Helen Chik
    Sunday November 13th, 2016 at 09:37 PM
    Reply

    I wish London could be a pitstop for me haha.. it’d be a 24+ hour trip there from Australia haha! Looks like you had a blast and loveeee these pics! Totally capturing London vibes!

    Helen xx
    http://CH1K.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:34 PM

      Haha, well, it’d be more than a pit stop then… But then again, think of it the other way around. You’re like 24+ hours from me and I’d really wanna visit 🙁
      xoxo
      Thomas

  29. Jessica
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 03:09 AM
    Reply

    I loved traveling to London! It truly has such an amazing and unique feel to it more than any other major city I have visited. And I’ve been many many places. xo, Jessica

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:35 PM

      It is a very special city even to me even though I, just like you, have visited way many places on this planet. 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  30. Linh Dao
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 07:18 AM
    Reply

    I’m so jealous you’re in London! That is definitely one of many spots I want to visit! So glad to hear you are having fun there! Take me with you on your travels! Enjoy your trip!

    Linh
    http://xcapewithlinh.com/live-to-the-fullest/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:35 PM

      I’d take you with me any day sweetie! 🙂

  31. Julia
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 05:23 PM
    Reply

    Great photos! I love London, and I’m really lucky as (although I live in the middle of nowhere!) I live half way between London and Paris so get to appreciate both capitals!
    Have fun in Stockholm and Prague – can’t wait to see the photos!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:36 PM

      Well I do know you live in France, but where exactly is half way between the two of them? 🙂
      And thanks sweetie! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  32. Lily Rose
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 06:52 PM
    Reply

    Wait so where do you currently live right now? I’m dying to visit London some time, it’s on my list to visit! Glad you had fun there dear.

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:38 PM

      Haha, the short version is: I am from Stockholm, lived Upstate NY in my teens, nowadays reside in a small university town called Lund in the south of Sweden, but travel around a lot. 🙂

  33. Deddeh Howard
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 07:14 PM
    Reply

    I was just in London 3 months ago for the first time and I got to say, you are so right, it’s beautiful and so much to do. It’s my favorite city and I can’t wait to visit again. I’m so excited for you, have fun Thomas. ?

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:38 PM

      I’m glad you had a good first experience. Some cities you fall in love with instantly whereas some cities grow on you. 🙂

  34. Brittany
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 08:28 PM
    Reply

    Love the bright colors in your photos! You’re life sounds amazing ;))

    xx
    outofofficeny.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:38 PM

      Thanks sweetie! It’s pretty good right now. 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  35. Brittany
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 08:28 PM
    Reply

    your*
    =)

  36. Maryam
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 08:34 PM
    Reply

    I’ve never been to London but I’m planning on visiting soon. Your pictures look amazing!

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:39 PM

      Sounds like a good plan sweetie! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  37. Yasmin
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 11:19 PM
    Reply

    Enjoy your time in London and Europe! Sounds like a great trip. Wish I could have come too 🙂

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:39 PM

      Wish you could come too, Yasmin! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  38. Molly Clifton
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 11:55 PM
    Reply

    WOW! sounds like SO much fun! Can’t wait to visit here some day. PS You look great!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:40 PM

      Thanks sweetie! 🙂 It was great as always.
      xoxo
      Thomas

  39. Eric K
    Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 04:43 AM
    Reply

    Buddy, these photos are amazing . London is on my bucket list as a place to visit. Very soon.lovebuour blogs buddy ??????
    http://www.erickfashion.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:40 PM

      Thanks Eric! 🙂 And if you’re going there very soon, make sure to get in touch with me first!!!

  40. Darlene
    Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 06:47 PM
    Reply

    gotta love that iconic telephone booth! And I’m glad you’re back in one of my favorite city as well! I grew up in London before going back to the Philippines. my whole family is British. which area are you staying and how long?

    x
    Thenewgirldar

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 10:41 PM

      Haha, sorry, just HAD to be a bit touristy. I stayed in Shoreditch at an awesome hotel on the 22nd floor. You’ll get a blog post about that soon! So cool you were actually born and raised in London. Do you ever miss it?
      xoxo
      Thomas

  41. Martin Ebner
    Wednesday November 16th, 2016 at 10:16 AM
    Reply

    I hope you had a fantastic trip, Thomas! Great page. Keep it up!!!
    http://www.ebylife.com/blog

  42. Jordan Chapman
    Thursday November 17th, 2016 at 12:56 AM
    Reply

    London is by far one of my FAVOURITE places in the entire world!! Love this post and seeing the city again!

  43. gigi
    Sunday November 20th, 2016 at 09:10 PM
    Reply

    I love London so much! My husband used to live there while we were dating and I would visit whenever I could! Such a diverse and culturally rich city! These pics are so cute btw! Love!

  44. Yuena Li
    Thursday November 24th, 2016 at 09:31 AM
    Reply

    Omgosh I need to go back there to visit. But everytime I go its always so cold. 🙁 I need the weather to be warmer grrr.

    You look great btw!
    With love,
    Yuena
    http://simplyyue.wordpress.com

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